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Die Austernprinzessin

1919
Comedy
1h 0m
Oyster-king Quaker cannot be impressed anymore. He is so rich that he even has a special butler holding his cigar while he is smoking. The only thing Quaker would be impressed by is if his daughter Ossi were to marry a real prince. He makes an offer to the poor prince Nucki, who sends his friend Josef to get a clear idea of the woman. (imdb)
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Die Austernprinzessin

1919
Comedy
1h 0m
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Rated 19 Aug 2012
20
30th
Its comedy revolves largely around making fun of the rich and privileged, some of it a bit dated. For some reason there are lots of seemingly unnecessary intertitles, that interrupt the flow of the story. It's decent fun and has some very funny scenes, but I much prefer Lubitsch's Die Puppe from the same year over this.
Rated 12 Dec 2017
80
80th
This cartoonish farce is a minor entry in the Lubitsch oeuvre but an absolute gem all the same. A cute mistaken identity story that magnificently lampoons the outrageous opulence of bigwig American industrialists, it's a treasure trove of inventive sight gags and hilarious drunken antics.
Rated 15 Oct 2008
60
65th
I watched it with an electro acoustic live performance. At the least grotesque comedy isn't my cup of tea. The wedding scene and art direction throughout the movie is top notch.
Rated 17 Mar 2012
93
86th
Was fortunate enough to see this very funny Lubitsch accompanied by a live soundtrack by the postmodern rock quartet Bee vs. Moth at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. Fantastic sets, great comedic performances and an epidemic outbreak of the foxtrot!
Rated 11 Sep 2013
85
81st
I don't find Ossi to be a very good romantic lead, but she's a great silent comedienne. Since this film leans heavily towards the comedy that's not a bad thing at all. Even 10 years before sound you can sense Lubitsch's writing desperately wanting to be delivered with great energy, and yet it never feels out of place in a silent. He manages to work within the medium of the time and make a rather energetic and funny film and layer in some subtext to boot.
Rated 23 Apr 2014
46
68th
Silly and energetic, though sometimes it feels like that's about all there is to say about it. There are some fun scenes, though most of the best parts seemed loaded towards the first half, and overall things felt a bit long. The big foxtrot sequence is probably the most memorable part, and a stand out bit of editing for the year.
Rated 16 Jun 2019
74
63rd
Technically marvelous farce that has a bit less of the the sharp wit & narrative thrust of Lubitsch's best Berlin-based productions. A pretty simple plot that uses much time for superficial opulence & foxtrot epidemics. It certainly has a charm to it & the Kurt Richter sets are simply amazing but the flaccid pace doesn't do any favours for the relatively thin story & the reliance on repetitive whimsy & glamour somewhat takes the joy & bite out of a satire mostly aimed at upper class vanity.
Rated 04 Dec 2019
70
75th
There's a lot of good comedy and funny moments in here and the set were amazing as well its really too bad that the FoxTrot number lasted way too long and brought the film to a screeching halt.

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